May 18, 2012

Green Blogs: Let’s Tree Hug it Out

This week my focus is on green blogs. What I keep learning is that green pervades most things. Whether it’s pet care or fashion or business or parenting, there’s always a green option. What’s more, environmentalism is no longer the fringe cause it once was.  Nearly every car maker has a hybrid option.  Fair trade, recycling and organic are commonplace terms in our vernacular. And, truthfully, that’s probably not a bad thing.  Given the stakes of ecological degradation, going green might be our best option. So with that in mind, let’s opt for halogen bulbs, mind our carbon footprint and enjoy this brief tour of some of the best green blogs I’ve seen.

Raise A Green Dog is a great example of eco-consciousness pervading daily life. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Dogs need food. Dogs play in parks and in the water. There’s even whole industries built up around dog toys (and yes, even dog clothing).  Luckily, there’s a green option in all these arenas. Your dog will thank you and so will the planet. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with environmentalism and pet owning. Check out the full review here.

Eco-Chick is a great example of sustainable fashion. And that’s not to say that they’ve substituted the word vintage for recycling. (Though, to be fair, vintage is pretty awesome!) There are plenty of new and awesome wears featured here. They also happen to have the true impact and source presented, as well. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with green fashion, though not necessarily clothes made of just that color. Check out the full review here.

The Alternative Consumer does not espouse material detachment. On the contrary, they feature many things for sale. They just want shoppers to be aware of the impact these products have, as well as the many choices available.  If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for examples of green retail. The product hardly matters. They seem to cover just about everything. Check out the full review here.

Inhabitots is the blog for parents who wish to raise their children in a sustainably responsible way. And while I won’t tell anyone how to rear children as a rule, I will say that this type of parenting makes sense. What’s the point of bringing up kids in a polluted and toxic planet? Or what better way to show love for your children than to leave them a healthy planet? If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories surrounding environmentally aware parenting. Check out the full review here.

Green Living Ideas hopes to provide readers with the options to lower their environmental impact across all areas of their lives. Every facet is fair game here. It can be about fashion or dating or composting or insect problems. There’s always a green solution.  If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories having to do with how our lives and choices can be more green. Check out the full review here.

That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time… Oh, and please consider the environment before printing out this blog post.

Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.

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